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Mortgage applications jump 6.6% last week

With home purchases reaching a five-month high and refinancing increasing, mortgage applications increased in the week ended June 8, driving up the Mortgage Bankers...
AT THE RIBBON-CUTTING Thursday for the Oaklawn Avenue branch are, from left: Jack F. Treanor, Washington Trust president and COO; Cranston Mayor Michael Napolitano; Elaine deCiutiis, a assistant VP and branch manager for the new branch; Paula Rocha, Cranston's director of economic development; and Mike Salvadore of the Cranston Chamber of Commerce. A grand opening celebration is set for Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. /

Washington Trust opens 2nd Cranston branch

CRANSTON – The Washington Trust Co. yesterday announced the opening of its 17th branch, and its second in Cranston, at 1203 Oaklawn Ave. The...
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Towerstream completes $40M public offering

MIDDLETOWN – Fixed wireless service provider Towerstream Corp. today announced it has closed on the sale of 10 million shares of its common...
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Slater investing $500,000 in robotics startup

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund today announced it has committed $500,000 to Innovention Technologies LLC, a medical robotics startup founded in western...

Credit unions find niche in small business loans

Measured by dollars loaned, Coastway Credit Union was the No. 1 U.S. Small Business Administration lender in Rhode Island last year, and the No....

2-1-1 hot line connects R.I.<br> to crucial social services

Not long ago, Jane - a stay-at-home mother of two young girls - was abandoned by her husband. Overnight, she became a single mother...

Slater bets on potential <br> of URI biomarker research

The Slater Technology Fund has provided $250,000 in seed funding to help a startup company based on cryogenic imaging research done at the University...
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There’s gold to be had if you look hard for it

If there is a common complaint among many independent insurance advisers, it is not having enough time to prospect. Yet, looking more closely, most...
DR. CHANG LEE, a retired surgeon, volunteers at the Rhode Island Free Clinic twice a month. The clinic, which serves about 1,600 uninsured patients, has a large new facility, but not enough volunteers to meet a fast-rising demand for services. /

Facing a rising tide of uninsured

As Lisa Smolski walks through the cheerful yellow hallways of the Rhode Island Free Clinic’s new space on the third floor of 655 Broad...

Struggling to revamp primary care

Dr. Albert Puerini Jr. loves his job. He leaves home by 7:15 every morning to visit patients in the hospital, then heads to his...

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